This page draws inspiration from two sources:
(1) “Things Japanese”: an 1890 work listing an A to Z list of the author’s observations about Japan. Some topics are given brief descriptions, while others are addressed with mini-essays. It’s full of interesting social observations; the full text is available on the Internet Archive.
(2) Japan recycles EVERYTHING! 1001 ways to put out the trash: a post from my other blog that describes the recycling instructions for over 1000 objects in a Japanese home.